PLST2143 Injection Molding Process III

This course is a continuation of Injection Molding II and is designed to introduce the student to injection molded part problems and solutions. Part defects are described and analyzed to show how each develops. Topics also include an explanation of the cause and effect method of problem analysis used in analyzing and solving all types of production problems. This course utilizes Paulson Training Programs' interactive CD-ROM based software. Content includes set-up, operation and troubleshooting of several types of Injection Molding Machines, Molds and Materials to produce quality plastics molded parts. Optimization of setting and started the mold will be emphasized. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Figure out injection molded part problems and solutions
Practice setting and starting the mold
Develop injection molding machine setup procedures
Prepare plastics molding materials
Select materials process temperature control parameters
Determine mold measurements
Practice transporting and installing the mold
Figure out programmable logic control system
Figure out clamp end mechanisms
Figure out injection end mechanisms
Determine mold cooling channels circuitry
Determine mold temperature control parameters
Assemble mold cooling system to the mold
Complete molded plastics part setup
Optimize molded plastics part parameters and conditions
Measure molded plastics parts
Demonstrate mold care and protection procedures
Determine setting up auxiliary process equipment
Analyze mold and process setup
Demonstrate setting and starting two-plate molds
Demonstrate setting and starting three-plate molds
Demonstrate setting and starting hot manifold molds
Demonstrate setting and starting hot sprue bushing molds
Demonstrate setting and starting master unit die molds

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

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Credit Details